Godard Solves Greek Economic Crisis

Jean-Luc Godard

As Greece teeters on the brink of default–because of actual economic issues, not just political mayhem, as in the U.S.–French director Jean-Luc Godard has come forward with an innovative plan to solve the problem, Artforum notes today.

Mr. Godard reportedly suggested in a recent interview with the German weekly paper Freitag that the European Union should tax use of the word “therefore” to pay off Greece’s massive debt. The word, he notes, is used every day, and was invented by the Greek philosopher Artistotle.

“If we transferred ten euro to Greece every time we used the word, the crisis would be over in a day, and Greece would not have to sell the Pantheon to Germany,” the famously erratic director said. Godard Solves Greek Economic Crisis